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Dec 24, 2012 10:00am EST
for obama by about a 15 point margin. these are people who do not think the economy is doing well, yet they stayed with the incumbent. the same was true on a personal level. people who said their personal financial situation was no better or worse, same as it was four years ago, voted for obama. there was a sense that the people in the middle, the people who were not enthusiastic, they did not think it was a disaster ended up staying with the incumbent, which is remarkable. i think it reflects some of the problems that it wrongly based in terms of building confidence. some of the fundamental problems were they're going into the election and were their coming out. there is one example that exemplifies problem. the as to is more to blame for the economic problems. 53 percent said george w. bush was to be waived. the damage the republican party has taken over the past six- eight years is still resonating with the american public. i think obama was able to get four years of about the economy and still get reelected because of the position the republicans are in. that brings me to the final
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am EST
a little recap the re-election of president obama. the debates over the economy. guest: it is about as fractious as it could be. washington is a divided city. the fiscal cliff -- i believe both sides know what to do. it is going to be painful. either raise taxes or cut spending. both need to be done. our taxes are going to go up. some good programs will be cut automatically on january 1 if they do not come up with an agreement. that was designed by the politicians to deal with the fiscal problems. it reminds me of the old "national lampoon" comfort that if you don't buy this magazine, we will shoot this dog. save us from ourselves or help us save us from ourselves. it didn't work. they have about a week to go. i suspect they will kick the can down the road. a short-term way to get is passed the immediate collapse of what is stalling certain cuts. maybe unemployment benefits, that kind of thing. i think there will give a short- term answer. host: a lot of headlines are about the republicans and their caucus. what about democrats? are they at fault as well? "we do not want medicare to
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 11:15am EST
to constructively enter the economy. >> counselor? >> i would concur on those points. i'm grateful i live in a state that has a governor deval patrick and living in a country with president barack obama. one of the reasons you just stated in creating better access to both educational opportunities and health care which is eliminating all of those other disparities. it's important we not upset about the 99% of the 47% and just remember that there are people behind all of those percentages, and people that has been struggling and people living in poverty. if you talk about the shrinking middle class, who were the joining? and so i want a president and governor and a major that believes in making those critical investment in physical infrastructure and in people that support the rule that everyone has to play in the economy including giving people in poverty on a pathway to self-sufficiency that is just as important. >> a round of applause for the panel. [applause] jim bendat correspondent for msnbc come i tv and sky news is next on booktv. for the next half hour, he talks of the history of presidentia
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 9:00am PST
done because as he heard joe lieberman said, the consequences would be huge. the economy could potentially slip back into recession. the white house has described this as a working vacation for president obama, but the reality is that negotiations are largely deadlocked on all sides. there have been a few talks going on at the staff level, but the real bulk of this work is going to get done when lawmakers return to washington later this week after the christmas holiday and resume manageses. that's when we're going to see the focus really shift away from the house and on to the senate. of course, speaker boehner tried to get his plan b, alternative bill through the house. republicans rejected that, couldn't get enough votes for it. it was really a blow to speaker boehner. now we see the focus shift to the senate. senate majority leader harry reid, minority leader mitch mcconnell will try to hammer out a deal and by all accounts, it will be a smaller deal, thomas. >> nbc's kristen welker traveling with the president in hawaii. kristen, thanks so much. joining us to talk about the
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